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The Best Map Ever Made of America’s Racial Segregation | Design | WIRED

The Best Map Ever Made of America’s Racial Segregation | Design | WIRED | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
“ Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, the map shows one dot per person, color-coded by race. That's 308,745,538 dots in all.”
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Here & There — a horizonless projection in Manhattan

Here & There — a horizonless projection in Manhattan | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it

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An interesting article about the history of Africa and it's place on world maps. The significance of place's position on a map, and how we interact with places based on maps is discussed.
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Climate Change Infographic

Climate Change Infographic | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it

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Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:52 AM

Chungo futuro se nos presenta, si no cambiamos nuestros hábitos!

Emily Ross Cook's curator insight, March 4, 2013 8:44 AM

Humans must change their ways - what are some real life recommendations for changing?

mrjacquot's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:48 PM

For all the doubters...

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National Geographic Found

National Geographic Found | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
"FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public. We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location."
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elianna sosa paulino's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:27 AM

I think that is a manigficient photo i can't believe that these phoos nev been published and also missing their original location.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:31 AM

These pictures are awesome. It would be nice to know the locations of some of the pictures to compare them to images now.

 

Jonathan Lemay's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:05 PM

this is amazing!

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Feeding 9 Billion

Feeding 9 Billion | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
“ When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.”
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Sally Egan's curator insight, April 30, 2014 11:09 PM

Agricultural production is one of the ways in which people modify the environment more than any other.  Global population is expected to top out at around 9 billion around 2050, so will we be able to sustainably feed all of the entire human population?  This one question brings up many more spatial, environmental, political and social questions--this interactive feature nicely addresses many of the pertinent issues in a very accessible manner.   

 

This article relates well to the Population topic in Global Challenges and issues that arise from the present growth patterns.  

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:59 PM

As population continues to grow and agricultural lands dissappear, the issue of feeding the world is becoming a growing concern.

The environmental places of the world are becoming arid and the agrarian places are dwindling affecting the human/environment interaction by introducing agricultural issues.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:52 PM

Agricultural production is one of the ways in which people modify the environment more than any other.  Global population is expected to top out at around 9 billion around 2050, so will we be able to sustainably feed all of the entire human population?  This one question brings up many more spatial, environmental, political and social questions--this interactive feature nicely addresses many of the pertinent issues in a very accessible manner.    

 

Tags: sustainability, agriculture, food production, environment modify, unit 5 agriculture. 

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For the Muslims of CAR, it's 'leave or die'

For the Muslims of CAR, it's 'leave or die' | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
“Thousands of Muslims in the Central African Republic have fled as UN chief warns of 'ethno-religious cleansing'.”Leave or die. It's come down to this for the Muslims of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. Muslims here once lived freely among the Christian majority, running businesses and praying in mosques. Now, many of the city's Muslims have fled, and on Sunday about 1,300 Muslims from Bangui's PK12 neighbourhood were evacuated to safety by peacekeeping forces.Already one of the world's poorest countries, CAR has seen a wave of upheaval and violence in the past 15 months. The 10-month reign of the Muslim-dominated Seleka rebel group inflamed intercommunal tensions in the country, and spurred the rise of Christian militias called the anti-Balaka. Once the Seleka was forced out of power in January, the anti-Balaka rampaged, targeting Muslims across the country for their perceived support of the Seleka and its bloody excesses.
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David Lizotte's curator insight, April 5, 2015 11:24 AM

This article does a good job discussing the ongoing issues in the Central African Republic. Its horrible to see a religious cleansing taking place at this point in time. One would think religious cleansing by the sword has diminished (perhaps it has in historical terms) but it is still very much alive throughout the world. What's interesting is how once religion is mixed with politics it seems bloodshed always ensues. The changing of presidents reflects the changing of "what group" controls the country/region... 

CAR is located within the struggling Sahel region. Yes, there are ecological/environmental issues that plague the Sahel region and the people whom inhabit it but the region also proposes an intense societal issue. This is the region where Arab Africa meets Black Africa, thus two distinct groups of people with two different faiths. Due to conflicts in neighboring countries, as exemplified in the article through Chad, disruption has led to Arab peoples fleeing South. The displacement of these people has led to a growing muslim population in Christian dominated Central African Republic. Once political order is involved there is always one group of people in charge. The changing of societal leaders has now led to a 15 month disruption which has now evolved into a religious ethnic cleansing. 

The Sahel region is only going to get worse. There is an issue with the climate which is affecting both the people and landscape. There is now a clash of cultures/religions. These two issues are ultimately going to clash. Not only will Christians and Arabs kill each other due to political structure and treatment of each others people but perhaps disputes over fertile land, clean water, droughts, etc... will also lead to conflict. This region of the world is in a tough predicament. The clashing of peoples is not going to improve the situation. 

Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, April 9, 2015 2:36 PM

The picture is ironic because the one guy in the white tank top is holding up a peace sign and the other is threatening to slit your throat.  Oxymoronic?  I guess you could see it as a V for victory.  Not really sure.  This comes down to an eye for an eye.  The Christians and Muslims will kill each other till one group comes out on top.  I guess historically we learned nothing from the Reformation.  At one point you couldn't be Protestant, then you couldn't be Catholic.  Religious persecution should not be occurring today.  What a waste of human life.  

Kevin Cournoyer's curator insight, May 6, 2015 10:14 PM

Though the Central African Republic is a country that not many people have heard of, it seems that it suffers from some of the same problems that any other country does. CAR is home to a large Christian population, though there is a Muslim minority present within the country. The past two years have seen a Muslim rebel group called Seleka perpetrate a violent reign throughout the country, which in turn has given rise to opposition Christian groups called the anti-Balaka. After the Seleka were toppled from power, the anti-Balaka took out their fear and frustration on the country's Muslim population for perceived support of the Seleka. The anti-Balaka murdered Muslims brutally and indiscriminately, causing many Muslims in CAR to either flee or come together in enclaves for protection and support. 

 

This kind of religious persecution is unfortunately nothing new. The Jews have experienced religious persecution for thousands of years and Muslims were on the receiving end of some particularly brutal persecution during the Crusades. It seems that regardless of the time or place, religious tensions are always present and one religion or another is always ready to persecute the other for their differences, real or perceived. This is a global pattern, not unique to any one country, region, or culture. It is an unfortunate but telling one, as it highlights the tendency of human beings to be at odds with one another over any differences. The situation in CAR is representative of a larger problem of intolerance that may never seen an end. 

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The Arctic, Antarctic and geopolitical manoeuvring

The Arctic, Antarctic and geopolitical manoeuvring | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Arctic and Antarctic regions are melting. It’s a serious environmental problem. But it’s also an economic opportunity for those with a geo-political stake in our northern and southern extremes.
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As the ice caps melt who owns what, and the importance of these areas to our planet is becoming bigger. Experts weigh in on different perspectives.
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Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future

"Population statistics are like crystal balls -- when examined closely, they can help predict a country's future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries' pyramids as examples."
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Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:04 PM

Population unit

Lauren Quincy's curator insight, March 20, 2015 1:51 PM

Unit 2: Population and Migration

 

This video was about how demographers categorize data and analyze it. This video showed a few different population pyramids in order to show differences in population in different countries. It showed China as an example and pointed out the remnants of the one child policy 35 years before and how the number of men were higher due to sex selective abortions. They also talked about how the population pyramids could show what stage in the demographic transition model a country was in and how they use them to predict future patterns and changes. 

 

This relates to unit 2 because it covers topics such as population change, demographic transition models, sex composition, population policies and much more. Population pyramids are very useful due to the visualization of sex, age and number composition in a countries population. They are very important in the use of predicting the future change in population because it can tell what the population has gone through in the past and what to expect in the DTM. 

Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:43 PM

This video illustrates how population pyramids have the ability to show how populations will rise and fall over time. Pyramids specifically show the population based on a specific age, and illustrates a country's amount of young people in comparison to the elderly. 

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'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls

'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
“Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish when the leader of the Islamist group that kidnapped them said he'll sell them.”
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Video introduction to Boko Haram. Important but sad story.
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Where on earth have you been? Create a custom map to show your life's travels

“ Use our world map interactive to find out what percentage of countries around the globe you've visited and compare and share your personal map.”
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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials. To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map. To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum). Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.
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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

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Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 1:04 AM

Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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25 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Geography

25 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Geography | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
“ Are you looking for a way to teach your children or students geography? Offer them a totally free vacation around the world by downloading the following Free iPad apps.”
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Brazilian Geography Lessons

Brazilian Geography Lessons | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
“The thing about football - the important thing about football -is that it is not just about football."
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Geography Lessons based on the World Cup and Brazil matching kids interests with learning via Seth Dixon and Geography Education. Follow at @geoevangelize and The Church of Geography.
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EnviroAtlas

EnviroAtlas | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
EnviroAtlas is a collection of interactive tools and resources that allows users to explore the many benefits people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem services. Key components of EnviroAtlas include the following: - A multi-scaled Interactive Map with broad scale data for the lower 48 states and fine scale data for selected communities - The Eco-Health Relationship Browser, which shows the linkages between ecosystems, the services they provide, and human health - Ecosystem services information, GIS and analysis tools, and written resources
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Battle for Water

Battle for Water | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
Many experts see water scarcity as a potential looming crisis. Water scarcity, pollution and mismanagement are going to become increasingly important as the global population continues to rise farther above 7 billion. AlertNet has put together a dynamic special feature on water with videos, infographics and interactive maps in addition to the following articles: --Water scarcity – Conflicts of interests --How much “virtual water” do you use every day? --Water maps spark concern about "liquid gold rush" --Myanmar in the dark over hydropower for Asia --Thirsty South Asia's river rifts threaten "water wars" --EXPERT VIEWS: New water policies are key to tackling scarcity This is a must-see resource with multiple regional (South Asia, Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, etc.) applications and thematic (political, environmental, resource management, development, etc.) strands as well.
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Water is an important topic to cover with our students especially here in Utah where our water is very limited.
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Where Does Your Water Come From?

Where Does Your Water Come From? | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
This interactive map documents where 443 million people around the world get there water (although the United States data is by far the most extensive). Most people can't answer this question. A recent poll by The Nature Conservancy discoverd that 77% of Americans (not on private well water) don't know where their water comes from, they just drink it. This link has videos, infographics and suggestions to promote cleaner water. This is also a fabulous example of an embedded map using ArcGIS Online to share geospatial data with a wider audience. Tags: GIS, water, fluvial, environment, ESRI, pollution, development, consumption, resources, mapping, environment depend, cartography, geospatial.
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Nic Hardisty's comment, October 15, 2012 9:01 AM
I was definitely unaware of where my drinking water came from. This is nice, user-friendly map... Hopefully it gets updated regularly, as it will be interesting to see how these sources change over time.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 1, 2013 3:55 PM

water is a resource we all depend on. Some of my best studies were on local Chesapeake Bay issues.

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All the Countries of the World

“ Full album & lyrics: http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com/brain-beats-2 Music by Renald Francoeur, Drawing by Craighton Berman, Video by Don Markus "Tour the ...”
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Fun video naming all the countries. Much better than any I have seen before.
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Everything you need to know about climate change - interactive

Everything you need to know about climate change - interactive | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
“ Our one-stop guide to the facts of global warming, from the science and politics to economics and technology”
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Life in Canada, Home of the World’s Most Affluent Middle Class

Life in Canada, Home of the World’s Most Affluent Middle Class | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
“ Canadians have their share of complaints, but many also say they’re better off than their American counterparts. (The Canadian middle class may now be the world's richest, but it has its anxieties, too.”
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For the first time in a long time the U.S. is not at the top of this ranking. How is this determined, why is the U.S. falling behind, and what does this mean? A good discussion article about relative economics.
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Global Oil Reserves

Global Oil Reserves | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
Who has the oil? pic.twitter.com/7Njc7OD8rw
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Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, April 1, 12:19 AM

Natural resources are not evenly distributed...this distribution pattern impacts global economics, industrialization, development and politics tremendously.  


Tags: industry, economic, energy, resources.

Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, April 1, 7:35 PM

Natural resources are not evenly distributed...this distribution pattern impacts global economics, industrialization, development and politics tremendously.  


Tags: industry, economic, energy, resources.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 8:17 AM

Natural resources are not evenly distributed...this distribution pattern impacts global economics, industrialization, development and politics tremendously.  


Tags: industry, economic, energy, resources.

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10 talks from inspiring teachers | TED Blog

10 talks from inspiring teachers | TED Blog | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
“ Professor John Keating of “The Dead Poets Society.” Calculus teacher Jaime Escalante of “Stand and Deliver.” Marine-turned-teacher Louanne Johnson of “Dangerous Minds. (Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!”
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Social Studies Projects and Lessons

Social Studies Projects and Lessons | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
“ Enrich your history, geography and civics lessons with these great ideas.”
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New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online

New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
"When I was a kid, my father brought home from I know not where an enormous collection of National Geographic magazines spanning the years 1917 to 1985. I found, tucked in almost every issue, one of the magazine’s gorgeous maps—of the Moon, St. Petersburg, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe’s ever-shifting boundaries. I became a cartography enthusiast and geographical sponge, poring over them for years just for the sheer enjoyment of it, a pleasure that remains with me today. Whether you’re like me and simply love the imaginative exercise of tracing a map’s lines and contours and absorbing information, or you love to do that and you get paid for it, you’ll find innumerable ways to spend your time on the new Open Access Maps project at the New York Public Library."
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The Geography and Literacy Connection

The Geography and Literacy Connection | Utah Geographic Alliance May Newsletter | Scoop.it
"What do you think of when you hear the word literacy? Depending on what you teach, chances are geography is not the first thought that comes to mind. But believe it or not, geography and literacy naturally share many similarities. And you can deepen students’ learning in both geography and literacy when they are integrated in the curriculum."
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